Coach Julian Nagelsmann expects FC Bayern Munich's first home game of the season against 1. FC Köln with a failure of national soccer goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
The captain sustained a capsule injury on his foot when he won the Supercup in Dortmund and was unable to train again on Friday.
“As of now, I do not assume that he will play,” said Nagelsmann two days before the game on this Sunday (5.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and DAZN).
In Bayern-Tor, Sven Ulreich will be in a competitive game for the first time after his return from Hamburger SV.
The 33-year-old had "trained well", reported Nagelsmann.
The German record champions awarded the actual new replacement Alexander Nübel to AS Monaco in the summer.
In addition to Neuer, winger Kingsley Coman will also be out.
The Frenchman was also injured in the 3-1 win in Dortmund.
The attacker has a hemorrhage on his gluteal muscle.
Nagelsmann does not expect any longer downtime at Neuer.
But he does not want to “build up any pressure” with a time estimate.
“It's basically a pill trap injury that he has now.
But if you use the pill-palle, a pill-palle injury quickly turns into a dramatic one.
And that's why you should give a Pillpalle injury a certain quiet time. "
Kimmich and Goretzka were in a positive mood
The Bayern coach is not assuming that Neuer will be unable to qualify for the first international matches under the new national coach Hansi Flick at the beginning of September.
After his first win with FC Bayern against Borussia Dortmund, Nagelsmann also wants to celebrate his first success in the Bundesliga.
But that won't be easy against Cologne.
"Like against Dortmund, we have to go to the limits because Cologne is in a good mood," said the 34-year-old.
Nagelsmann was confident that the two national players Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka would soon extend their contracts with the record champions.
"I think they both look good," he said.
Both professionals would feel comfortable in Munich.
Baumgart also wants to play courageously in Munich
Cologne's new crowd favorite and trainer Steffen Baumgart is meanwhile looking forward to the duel with the Munich team. “We have good weather for football, it can be a great kick. I'm looking forward to games like this and to compete with opponents like that, ”he said on Friday and immediately announced that he would be brave for his team at the record champions. “We want to start high. I'm not changing my style of play just because David might play against Goliath, ”said the Cologne coach with the flat cap.
One week after the Rhinelander's season opener win against Hertha BSC (3-1), Cologne is aiming for the next sense of achievement.
“I want the guys to go to Munich with the thought that we want to win there,” said Baumgart, who also relies on the learning effect: “It's a game on our way.
We want to develop further.
Sure, the result can also turn out badly.
But we would learn from that as well. ”In preparation, the Cologne team had drawn a draw against the record champions, but they had to do without numerous forces who were still on vacation.
In Munich, Cologne now has to do without defender Timo Hübers due to a knee injury.
"We don't want to take any chances with him," said Baumgart.
In addition, substitute goalkeeper Marvin Schwänke, who has problems with his hand, is missing.Keywords: